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Heart crayons

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:31:00 +0000

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I've been wanting to try this artsy Valentine's craft from Parent Hacks for a while now.  (I'm not ambitious enough to melt them down as per the instructions from the post Recycle Old Crayons Into New Shapes.)

Then one day I looked around the house and saw this:
 
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Later in the week at the store I saw this:
 
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So we put the crayons in a bucket with warm water, and peeled the labels off:

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And chopped them up.  (Turns out I cut the pieces too small.  Next time I'll make them 1.5 - 2 cm, or about 1/2 inch,  in length.)

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The bits go in a silicone baking pan:

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Pop it in the oven at 230 F for about 15 min (you can see some aren't quite melted yet).  Tip:  put the kitchen exhaust fan on and / or open a window to get fresh air into the room.

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Let the whole thing cool and then pop them out!

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Any rough edges can be smoothed down by rubbing across a piece of paper.

Just make sure that kids don't eat them!



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Hawaiian style necklace

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:23:00 +0000


(This idea came home from school.)


Materials:
  • string or thin yarn
  • colourful straws cut into small pieces
  • colourful pieces of tissue paper (shown), wrapping paper or lightweight fabric
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Expecto patronum!

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:36:00 +0000

Hoping to create a birthday event worthy of the Patronus Charm, but don't know what a Patronus Charm is?

Not to worry.  There are some terrific resources out there for creating a very Harry Potter birthday!  Check out these Potter-themed fonts for your invitations too.  My favourites are Harry Potter and Wizards Magic.

Make the day a magical one!


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Snowmen in summer

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000



Materials:
  • Marshmallows (varying sizes if you want to get fancy)
  • Toothpicks or skewkers to hold the mashmallow's together
  • Decorative icing

Instructions:
  • Assemble marshmallow's as desired
  • Decorate accordingly
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Paper roll people

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:11:00 +0000

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Notes:
  • Any size paper roll can be sued (paper towel, toilet paper)
  • The arms are made from two different sized drinking straws, the shorter / larger of which represents sleeves
  • The top fringes represent hair, which could also be crafted with yarn or ribbon glued to the top
  • Bodies and clothes could be drawn or painted on the tubes themselves
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Be still my heart and get crafting!

Sun, 06 Feb 2011 17:27:00 +0000

A heart craft round-up:Woven heart pockets3-D heartQuick and easy Homemade Valentine's Day cards Print your own maze Valentines:The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.[Download the PDF for the Heart Maze.][Download the PDF for Heart Maze Valentine's Day cards.]One a little more little kid friendly.[Download the PDF for Heart Maze Valentine's Day cards.]The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.Heart sun catcher Heart necklace -- Lee's Biz | Blog | Crafts | Doodles ~ Lee's Cafe Press stores | web affiliates | [...]






Christmas craft round-up, part deux

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 08:01:00 +0000

Woven heart pockets
Although, I typically make these around Valentine's Day, they are traditional Christmas decorations in some cultures.



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Paper Plate Santa

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Christmas craft round-up

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:01:00 +0000

Six pointed snowflakes Christmas hand print treeReindeer treats Notes to self: building better gingerbread housesSome free seasonal promotional colouring sheets and colouring cards.The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles. Click on an image below to download the colouring sheet of your choice (PDF). -- Lee's Biz | Blog | Crafts | Doodles ~ Lee's Cafe Press stores | web affiliates | [...]






3-D heart

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:04:00 +0000

Materials:paperscissorsX-Acto type knife and cutting matoptional: materials for decorating your heart (eg. markers, crayonsstickers, glitter and glue)optional: ribbon or yarn for hanging your heartInstructions:Place your paper flat.Fold your paper in half (the fold is on the left hand side in the photo.)Draw half a heart on the paper. (Middle of the heart is the same place as the folded edge of the paper.)Cut out the heart and discard (recycle) the extra paper.If you were to open up the paper at this point, it would look something like this:Draw some concentric half-heart lines (two lines shown) making sure to LEAVE A GAP BEFORE THE FOLDED EDGE.Using an X-Acto knife and cutting mat, cut along the lines. Be sure leave a gap between the cut at the folded edge.Open the heart out.Gently fold the "middle" heart so the left side is behind the outer heart and the right side is above the outer heart. Gently fold the "inner" heart so the left side is above the middle heart and the right side is behind the middle heart.Decorate!Optional: punch hole in top, middle and hang with yarn or ribbon. -- Lee's Biz | Blog | Crafts | Doodles ~ Lee's Cafe Press stores | web affiliates | [...]



Valentine, you amaze me! (redux)

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 02:47:00 +0000

It was brought to my attention that last year's Valentine's maze was a little challenging for the younger set. With that in mind, I this year I made one a little more, little kid friendly.

[Download the PDF for Heart Maze Valentine's Day cards.]

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The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2010 06:07:00 +0000




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Heart-y round-up

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 16:37:00 +0000

Woven heart pockets



Quick and easy Homemade Valentine's Day cards




Print your own maze Valentines:

The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.
[Download the PDF for the Heart Maze.]
[Download the PDF for Heart Maze Valentine's Day cards.]



Heart sun catcher

Heart necklace
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Pet rocks

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 16:01:00 +0000


Last year, while the weather was warm we collected some smooth "face shaped" rocks from the great outdoors.

Materials:
  • small, smooth rocks
  • poster paint, markers, googly eyes, fabric bits, glitter, glue, yarn, feathers

Instructions:
  • let your imagination run wild and decorate at will!
Notes:
  • yarn makes great hair
  • feathers can make for fun bird rocks
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Salt-dough ornaments

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 15:01:00 +0000

We used this recipe for the salt-dough, with the following modifcations:Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup salt 1 1/2 cups water [water should be hot or warm] Be sure to read all of the comments in the original recipe. There are terrific ideas about adding spices and observations about baking time. We made WAY MORE than one dozen ornaments.Materials: salt-dough (recipe above)rolling pinextra flourcookie cuttersspatulacookie sheetscooling rackposter paint, markers, googly eyes, fabric bits, glitter, glue, yarnshellac or polyurethaneribbon / threadInstructions:Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).Combine the flour, salt and water; mix well and knead for 10 minutes. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out on a lightly floured surface.Note: The oranments above are about 1.2cm (3/8") thick, which took A LOT LONGER to bake / dry then the instructions in the original recipe state. Next time we're going to make them much thinner!With lightly floured cookie cutters cut into desired shapes and make holes for hanging.Note: If you want the final product to have smoothed edges and rounded corners, do this BEFORE you bake. Dough does not reshape as when baking cookies for eating.For candy cane shown above, roll out a thin dough "string" between your hands. At about the half-way point begin to twist the two "strings" around each other. Shape into a hook / candy cane.Bake for 30 minutes.Note: Keep checking on the progress. Ours were in for well over an hour before they were considered done.Place on rack to cool.Decorate with paints or markers.Allow to dry and spray with clear polyurethane or shellac on both sides to preserve. Allow to dry.Note: If the shellac or polyurethane cover is not complete, moisture will get into the dough and the ornament will fall apart. If you wish to keep the ornaments for a long time, you may need to recoat them with polyurethane or shellac every year.Using glue if required, add stickers, googly eyes, fabric bits or yarn for hair.Use ribbon or thread to hang. -- Lee's Biz | Blog | Crafts | Doodles ~ Lee's Cafe Press stores | web affiliates | [...]



Handprint angel

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 14:53:00 +0000

(This idea came home from school.)

Materials:
  • large sheet of thick paper
  • at least four colours of finger paint
  • smock for covering child's clothing

Instructions:
  • decide on the colour of the angel's body
  • paint child's hand with "body" colour and create handprint in middle of the page
  • clean hand
  • paint both of child's hand with "wing" colour and create wings on either side of the body
  • let paint dry
  • have child pick colours for angel's face and hair, paint same and let dry
  • use "body" colour to create "shoulders" attaching the body to the wings
  • have child paint eyes and mouth on face
  • you now have a handprint angel!
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Valentine, you amaze me!

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:36:00 +0000

[Download the PDF for this Heart Maze.]
[Download the PDF for Heart Maze Valentine's Day cards.]
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The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.

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Stained glass light catcher

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 16:33:00 +0000

Materials:scrap tissue paper2 sheets of construction paper (letter size printer paper shown)scissorstapewhite glueInstructions:take one sheet of construction paper and fold it in half lengthwisecut out the centre piece (which includes most of the folded edge), leaving a 3cm (1.25") frameopen out the frametake the second sheet of construction paper and cut several 2cm (0.75") strips lengthwisebegin arranging the 2cm strips over the frame, cutting as required to fit your designtape the strips down to secure them to the frame and to each other (this is the back side of the frame)cut tissue paper big enough to fit over each of the holes in your frame, dry fit them (overlay them on the back side of the frame to make sure they're the right size, but don't glue them until you're sure they are!)glue the tissue paper to the back side of the framelet dry overnighthang on a window and enjoy!As you can see from the photo below, if you use lightweight paper such as printer paper, the frame will be translucent. For best results, use thick opaque construction paper for the frame elements.An advanced method (for adults) of doing this, would be to use a single sheet of paper for the frame and an X-Acto knife to cut out the "window" parts of the decoration. -- Lee's Biz | Blog | Crafts | Doodles ~ Lee's Cafe Press stores | web affiliates | [...]



Stained glass bell

Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:10:00 +0000


(This idea came home from school.)

Materials:
  • waxed paper
  • different coloured tissue paper cut into small rectangles (approx 2cm x 3cm)
  • white glue
  • construction paper

Instructions:
  • layout a sheet of waxed paper
  • have child glue pieces of tissue paper on the waxed paper (it's okay to have the tissue paper overlap)
  • leave overnight to dry

  • have adult cut out the shape of a bell out of the construction paper, and then cut out the inside leaving a 2-3cm outline of a bell (make sure the overall size of the bell is smaller than the sheet of waxed paper covered with tissue paper)
  • trace the outline of the outer part of the bell onto the dried sheet of waxed / tissue paper
  • glue the construction paper bell outline onto the tissue paper covered side of the waxed paper
  • let dry
  • hang on a window and enjoy!


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Reindeer antler headband

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:44:00 +0000


(This idea came home from school.)

Materials:
  • 2 sheets of coloured construction paper, about 16cm x 30cm (3" x 12 ") to make the headband - red shown
  • brown construction paper, big enough to cut out two child size hands (antlers)
  • pencil for tracing hands
  • scissors
  • clear tape
  • stickers, markers, glue etc for decorating headband

Instructions:
  • fold the coloured construction paper in half lengthwise (so you have two sheets 8cm x 30cm)
  • slip one of the folded sheets inside the other (keeping the folded edges in the same orientation) overlaping about 5cm (2") and tape to hold in place
  • optional: have child decorate construction paper (dry fit around child's head so you know where the decorations should stop)
  • have an adult wrap the length of construction paper around the circumference of the child's head and tape to fit
  • have an adult trace the child's open hands on the brown construction paper
  • have an adult cut out the hand outlines, being sure to include 3cm (1") for the wrists
  • tape the cut out hands by the wrists to the inside of the headband, opposite each other
  • outfit your little reindeer with their new antlers!


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Santa mask

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 08:39:00 +0000


(This idea came home from school.)

Materials:
  • paper plate
  • cotton batting / cotton balls
  • white glue
  • red construction paper cut out like Santa's hat
  • red construction paper cut into a circle for the nose
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • optional: crayons, markers, stickers, glitter for decorating
  • optional: craft stick to make a handle for the mask

Instructions:
  • adult: mark a "T" shape on the back of the mask (the eating surface of the paper plate)
  • adult: measure approximate width of child's eyes across face (outer corner of eyes) and mark that as the top of the "T"
  • adult: measure approximate distance of eyes to mouth of child and use this to mark the vertical length of the "T"
  • adult: cut out the top of the "T" and the very bottom of the "T" to make holes from which child can see and speak
  • have child glue cotton and nose on mask
  • have child decorate as desired
  • mask can be held up to face
  • optional: attach craft stick to bottom of mask to use as handle
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